Larva Labs, the legendary NFT developers, have got attacked, as hackers minted a rare NFT worth over $700,000 from the “Meebits” collection. It has been reported that the attacker, 0xNietzsche, teased the exploit on Twitter on Saturday morning, saying he anticipated making “$300,000 per hour” throughout the duration of the attack. He has since deleted the Tweets, saying that they came off as “douchey.” Definitely sent out some regrettable tweets in the last few hours. After c
A report said that some users have begun receiving threatening e-mails demanding a $500 payment or else risk being attacked in their homes. While users affected by the Ledger data dump are threatening legal action, some wallet owners might be at the risk of being visited by criminals. It has been reported that this development opens up another risk factor for Ledger users whose private information has been leaked by the hacker. However, apart from home invasions, the affected
Lazarus, a group of North Korean hackers, has attacked crypto and blockchain talents through LinkedIn, the major professional social network. It has been reported by the Finnish cybersecurity and privacy firm F-Secure that the latest Lazarus attack was made through a crypto-related job advert on the site. However, their investigation indicated that an individual working in the blockchain space received a phishing message that mimicked a legitimate blockchain job listing. The
The US Army has revealed that North Korea has more than 6,000 hackers stationed in countries such as Belarus, China, India, Malaysia, Russia, among others. It has been reported that the operations of four subdivisions are overseen by “Bureau 121,” the cyber warfare guidance unit of the hermit nation. However, the report, named “North Korean Tactics” suggests that the hackers don’t exclusively launch cyberattacks from North Korea itself, as the country lacks the IT infrastruct
Hackers transferred around $12 million from wallets connected to the Bitfinex breach, in which 120,000 Bitcoin (BTC) was stolen in August 2016. On August 3, it has been reported according to a series of tweets posted by Whale Alert that wallet addresses known to be associated with one of the largest breaches ever of a crypto exchange moved 620 Bitcoin (BTC) worth around $7 million over 4 transactions. ⚠ 5.59208 #BTC (62,983 USD) of stolen funds transferred from Bitfinex Hack
2gether, a European-based cryptocurrency trading platform, was recently targeted by an unknown group of hackers, as they stole over 1.183 million Euros ($1.39M) from the service’s investment accounts in a cyberattack on July 31. It has been reported that Ramon Ferraz Estrada, the CEO of 2gether, revealed in a series of Twitter posts that the hack affected crypto investment accounts and exposed user passwords, though he noted that Euro accounts and wallets “are safe.” Hola a t
CWT (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel), the US-based corporate travel firm, has paid $4.5 million in a Bitcoin (BTC) ransom to hackers who stole sensitive files from the company. On July 31, it has been reported by Reuters that representatives from CWT paid ransomware hackers 414 Bitcoin on July 27, around $4.5 million at the time, over two transactions. However, blockchain data shows the criminals transferred the funds to a different address within an hour. The attackers sai
A new study says that hackers are actively relying on the Dogecoin (DOGE) blockchain to expand a malware payload named “Doki.” It has been reported according to cybersecurity researchers at Intezer that Doki is a fully undetected backdoor that abuses the Dogecoin blockchain “in a unique way” in order to generate its C2 domain address and breach cloud servers. It is deployed through a botnet called Ngrok. However, these domain addresses are used by the malware to search for ad
A group of North Korean hackers named “Lazarus” have targeted several crypto exchanges last year, kept their crypto extortion efforts alive in 2020. It has been reported by Chainalysis that one of the attacks involved the creation of a fake trading bot that was offered to employees of the DragonEx exchange. However, findings show that in March 2019, the hackers stole approximately $7 million in various cryptocurrencies from the Singapore-based exchange. In June, cybersecurity
Hackers have transferred around $38.7 million out of $1.3 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) from wallets connected to the infamous 2016 hack of crypto exchange Bitfinex. It has been reported according to a series of tweets posted by Whale Alert on July 27-28, wallet addresses known to be associated with one of the largest breaches ever of a crypto exchange moved 3503 Bitcoin, worth around $38.7 million, over 12 transactions. ⚠ 476.32 #BTC (5,147,316 USD) of stolen funds transfe
Telecom, the largest telecommunications company of Argentina, has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, as hackers are demanding $7.5 million in Monero (XMR), an amount that will rise to $15 million if the company does not pay within 48 hours. It has been reported by El Tribuno that the ransomware attack, which specifically affected Telecom’s call center, took place on July 18, as the ransomware was ultimately contained by the Argentinian conglomerate’s IT workers. The compan
A large-scale Synchronized Twitter attack affected top politicians, celebrities and cryptocurrency-related verified twitter accounts appeared including exchanges such as Binance, Coinbase, and Gemini, Kucoin and more. The attacker posted about fake giveaways from the compromised accounts, asking for BTC payments while promising to send back double the amount received. Each tweet involved a scam Bitcoin (BTC) giveaway or trap. Several bitcoin addresses were used, which togethe
The University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine has paid a $1.14 million ransom in cryptocurrencies to the hackers behind a ransomware attack on June 1. It has been reported by CBS San Francisco that the UCSF IT staff first detected the security incident by stating that the attack launched by the NetWalker group affected “a limited number of servers in the School of Medicine.” As the areas were isolated by experts from the internal network, the hackers left t
Malware lab, Emsisoft has released a free decryptor tool on June 4 enabling victims to recover files encrypted by Tycoon (originally known as RedRum) ransomware attacks without needing to pay the ransom. Researchers from BlackBerry’s security unit first discovered the ransomware. Tycoon uses a Java file format to make it more difficult to detect before deploying its payload that encrypts the files. ICYMI we've released a free decryptor for the RedRum variant of Tycoon #ransom
Blockchain firm Elrond has invited hackers to attack its network during its upcoming incentivized stress test. According to an announcement on June 2nd, Elrond’s upcoming incentivized stress test will include a variety of different attacks on the network. BREAKING: Super excited to announce Battle of Nodes today!
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North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is reportedly backing a group of hackers in stealing cryptocurrencies using phishing scams. Reports indicate that the country has ramped up these efforts in an attempt to prevent a financial meltdown amid the COVID-19 crisis. On May 13 U.K. Mirror report claimed that Lazarus group, with alleged ties to the North Korean state, could be launching a cybercrime campaign of advanced persistent threat, or APT, attacks. Kim Jong-un 'unleashes global
Hackers are hiding malicious HTML code containing a cryptojacking script in desktop wallpaper of Kobe Bryant, the NBA all-time great and a basketball legend. #Cybercriminals are capitalizing on the death of #KobeBryant by setting booby-traps for those searching for mementos of the star. #Hackers are hiding malicious html code containing a #cryptojacking script in desktop wallpaper of the #NBA all-time great 😞https://t.co/2hOQlhYlPx pic.twitter.com/71o7C6ePK6
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Promon, the Norwegian app security firm, has revealed that the discovery of a dangerous Android vulnerability called StrandHogg, which has reportedly infected all versions of Android and has put the top 500 most popular apps at risk. Serious Android vulnerability leaves most apps vulnerable to attacks. All versions of Android affected (incl. Android 10,) and real-life malware is currently exploiting the flaw. Learn more: https://t.co/RCJGHbjDMy #StrandHogg #Android #Vulnerabi